Watertown Man Gets 15 Years In Prison For Having Gun

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A 39 year old Watertown man is going to prison for being a three time convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  

Shawn Adams was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 15 years behind bars.

The charges stemmed from an incident on November 8, 2010.

At approximately 1 a.m., the Watertown Police Department received complaint involving a man with a gun that had entered the a person's home through an open third floor window.

Police officers found Adams asleep on a couch along with a gun case near an open window.  

The officers awoke Adams and arrested him.

Adams said the firearm in the gun case belonged to him and that the gun was a Remington.

The officers then opened the gun case and located a Remington, SPR 453, 12 gauge, semi-automatic shotgun manufactured in Russia.
 
Adams had been previously convicted three felonies:

-  a conviction in Saint Lawrence County Court on February 7, 1994, for third-degree burglary

-  a conviction in Jefferson County Court on October 26, 1998, for third-degree attempted burglary

-  a conviction in Suffolk County Court on November 15, 2001, for second-degree attempted burglary

Wednesday, July 30, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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